Gary and I had been in the Philippines for over 10 years, living in northern Luzon, when we made the decision to move to Metro Manila. We were not prepared for the massive amount of poverty we saw in the city. Seeing families living on the streets, under bridges or in large squatter areas was heartbreaking. 

We were starting a church in Novaliches, Quezon City, MM and had no extra funds to help the families in our community.

That's where MANNA Worldwide came in. We knew Bruce O'Neal, the CEO of MANNA for many years and knew he was a man of integrity with a heart for impoverished children. MANNA was a huge blessing to us as missionaries. By partnering with them, we were given the funds necessary to help families in our community. Because of this, we built good relations in the community and were able to get a church started. 

Recently, a friend of ours posted why he liked MANNA. He listed most the reasons why we love MANNA and we could not have said it better. It's always good to hear someone else's perspective and experience when considering being a part of an organization. Check out WHY I LIKE MANNA by Don Mingo.

by Jeanie Phillips